Ask the Therapist About Schizophrenia

Is this Schizophrenia?

I know you get questions about Schizophrenia a lot, and I apologize for taking your time, but I couldn’t find any answered questions similar to my situation. I believe I may be suffering from Schizophrenia, but I’m not sure. I was wondering if you could tell me if my situations sounds like Schizophrenia at all. I’m seeing a therapist soon because my mother thinks I have anxiety and depression (and I agree) but I...
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Does My Mother Have a Mental Illness Problem?

From Australia: I am losing hope and no one I contacted can give me help because no one knows what I’m going through which brings me here. I have no idea if my mother is ill or not, I feel very sorry for her because of this. She is a single and very lonely 55 year old. I still live with her, but planning to move out as soon as possible because of her...
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Inappropriate Emotional Responses to Stimuli

First of all, I’d like to apologize in advance if this isn’t as coherent as you’d like; my thoughts have the tendency to be a bit disorganized. Please don’t hate me. I just turned 20 and I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Major Depression when I was 17. I was later diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Mania. I’m really sad all the time. I’ve taken lots of different kinds of medication but they...
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Is This Psychosis?

Teenager here. I keep thinking people with glasses can feel my presence coming, even if I am walking behind them. I keep thinking they can feel my thoughts (especially when it is silent, and when they are staring)and I held on to this belief for many years, making me very uncomfortable. I have seen a psychologist, but she said I am might not have it? What should I do? A. What you may be...
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Is He Doing These Odd Things Due to Schizophrenia?

Hello, my boyfriend is great to me in person. We function well as a couple. However, he does certain things. He often yells out uncontrollably “I’m not gay, i’m german. I’m a God in the #8221; He also mentions he’s a genius and the government is spying on him. To remedy this he screams in the shower “Shut up!” He also has a tendency to yell at his computer. This has disrupted my sleep....
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Showing Symptoms of Schizophrenia and/or Depression?

To whom it may concern, Where do I begin? Let’s see… for the past few years, I have been feeling quite unusual. Like I’m going crazy. I should make it known to you that I had Epilepsy, but thankfully I’ve grown out of it. The medication I took for it, however, did have some major side effects. These side effects are most likely things such as anger issues, depression, and/or schizophrenia. As previously mentioned,...
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I Think I Might Be Developing Schizophrenia

Basically, I started failing college, badly. i had zero motivation and i would just sit there in lessons completely zoned out and if i wasnt in lessons, i would just sit at home and skive. i finished that school year with 4 U’s and i never really knew why i didnt want to go in. i would start having arguments with my parents for no reason , all the time. and i would take...
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Schizoaffective Disorder/ Schizophrenia?

I’m a 15 year old girl who has been attending CAMHS for several months now. I have told them a great deal and opened up fully to them. Along side going to CAMHS, I’ve done some research of my own. My therapist keeps saying that it’s anxiety that i have, when what ive seen relates, but seems more than that. I have been hearing voices which are almost indecipherable, and as time passes theyre...
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A General Question About Schizophrenia & Violence

I was diagnosed with schizophrenia this year. Ever since I was diagnosed people have been acting as if I’m a violent person. I see violent things, but would never act on them, I’m not violent at all. I don’t have a history of violence, but I’ve been seeing things since I was 14. Oh I’ve had the occasional fight like anyone else, but not acted out in violence unprovoked or for no reason. I...
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Fear of Becoming Schizophrenic

I am 16 years old, living in Berlin. I used to lead a happy, harmonic, productive and lovely life! Untill June 5th. That was the first (and last) day I tried so smoke weed. It was at a party. Result of that: a massive panic attack. Not cool. The morning after I had this horrible feeling in my stomache. I was felling super sick and had to stay home for about 3-2 weeks. When...
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Daughter with Paranoid Schizophrenia Symptoms

She was hospitalized at age of 35 because she took a chair to my head. She was in Forsyth Psychiatric Hospital for 3 weeks and was diagnosed with Paranoia Schizophrenia. Since then she has been hospitalized 2 more times. She has not taken medication and has made life hell for herself, her daughter and her brother and sisters and myself. We are at our wits end. We don’t know how to get help for...
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Schizophrenic or Just Paranoid?

Hello, I’ll just introduce myself as Mars. I’m a 17 year old girl, currently focusing on my studies in College (health and Social care on the way to Nursing). Where to begin, exactly? When I was a child (about 4) I started seeing things, this one time I was looking out of the window and I saw a woman, a spirit-like woman floating in mid-air,staring at me and I tried to force myself to...
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